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city in our top story in just a moment. >>> and then the fiery prank that a tv studio that could have caused serious harm to this american magician. the frightening moment and the performer's condition. >> wow, looks bad. ooh. >>> this morning, less than a month now before the big federal fiscal cliff. and we have some details on a war of word between treasury secretary tim geithner and house speaker john boehner. we will also update you on where the negotiations stand. right now by all accounts it is deadlocked right now with the clock continuing to tick down. >> a little testy. a little heated there. >>> and later this half hour, this year's gift wrap champ is here with her expert advice. find out how to wrap the most difficult presents, including a guitar, a candle, which is always difficult around the holidays to give. hope you don't give jenny a candle. >> i will light her fire, but not giving her a candle. you like to wrap. did you learn anything? >> i am horrible at wrapping, but i wanted to learn and get better. so i actually learned some great tips. >> take it to the lovely l
in much of texas. oklahoma city, little rock, memphis. showers from seattle to portland. flurries around the great lakes, western pennsylvania, and northern new england. >> breezy in the mid 30s as the ball drops tonight in new york city. 20s in the northern rockies. 30s in the pacific northwest. still can't believe we're talking about 2013. >>> a new threat against americans overseas. >>> have no fear. your milk prices will not be soaring after new year's. that's in your business news straight ahead. >>> and a major announcement for i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call now to request your
injuries. a boy from daily city is dead from a grizzly traffic accident that took the life of a woman from glendale. the two died last night in pasadena after an suv running from police blew through a red light and smashed into the mini-van they were riding in. two adults and a teenager from daily city in the -- daly mini-van were injured. all of those in the suv were arrested and being charged with murder. >>> well, while you are out taking advantage of holiday sales, thieves are hitting the malls in large numbers too. they take full advantage of crowded stories during the holiday season, but three days before christmas police nabbed a group of shoplifters caught on video. you talk about outrageous, watch this. it is from alan wang. >> police say if you look closely the a these women, their bags were completely empty when they entered the gymboree store in laurel heights. >> and then they fill it up in the store and then they run outside the store and make away with the merchandise. >> they were arrested after police say they stole from the gymboree and then walked a few doors down and tr
may have led to those stabbings. >>> and new york city police have arrested the woman they say pushed a man onto subway tracks as the train was arriving killing him. prosecutors charge erica menendez with murder as a hate crime. she allegedly told police she shoved the man in front of an oncoming train on thursday because she hates hindus and muslims because of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. the victim, sunando sen, was from india. >>> and finally, changing subjects here, talk about quick thinking. a small boat was caught on camera as it went up in flames on the bank of a lake in new zealand. no one on land could reach the boat, but watch as another boat on the water speeds by creating a wake, clever thinking there, huh, enough to drown out the flames in one shot, but the boater made a couple more passes to make sure that the burning boat was extinguished, and apparently it worked. >> quick thinking. >> pretty quick thinking. now you can a slightly used boat in new zealand. i'm sure very cheap. half off or more. >> all right, ron, thanks. >>> well, we are happy to say there's very good n
, indianapolis is trying to get back on its feet after it was walloped by the blizzard. this city, brought to a virtual standstill. the storm dumping more than seven inches of snow here. >> there we go. >> reporter: residents struggled to dig out. those whiteout conditions seen across the lower midwest states. in southern illinois, a foot and a half of snow. in cleveland, ohio, freezing rain turned to snow. cancelling about 80% of flights in and out of cleveland. across arkansas, power lines snapped, leaving nearly 200,000 customers in the dark. and in the south, devastating tornadoes, causing panic as they touched down. this surveillance video taken at a walgreens in mobile, alabama, shows a tornado ripping through the parking lot. inside, terrified customers scrambling for cover. from texas to alabama, at least 34 tornadoes rumbled across the area. this twister had winds of more than 110 miles per hour, flattening this church and anything unlucky enough to be in its path. until this morning, the storm is bearing down and creating havoc in the northeast. in new york city, wind gusts of ne
storm. new york city, south connecticut, and south of boston going to get the biggest snow totals. let me show you what you can expect in the way of snow totals. the pink area is two to five inches, broad brush in pennsylvania. see that maroon spot south of boston, that's where we get the five to ten-inch area. near a foot south of boston locally. it's going to be an interesting one here at the airports. boston and new york included, in heavy delays today. and you have moderate delays back here. detroit, chicago, some cold and some wind going to affect them. los angeles will have rain. so, it doesn't just stop on the east coast. we have travel trouble in other places. but on the roads, anywhere in the pacific northwest could be a little slippery. and certainly, with this storm, again, from ohio all the way to maine. back to bianna. >> a travel nightmare for so many people. ginger, thank you. >>> we're going to turn to the desperate, last-ditch effort to try to keep the country from falling off the fiscal cliff, sending everybody's taxes up and possibly sending the country into another
's blowing across the country, hitting big cities and stranding travelers just before christmas. it's friday, december 21st. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> no end of the world just yet. >> not yet. >> we're rocking steady up here. it is friday, everybody. 12-21-21. good morning, i'm rob nelson. that storm is blasting a big area from chicago to boston this morning. the latest is coming up in a second. from accuweather the story of the week, in connecticut, that tragedy. and one week after the massacre, how the nation will pause today and remember the victims as the debate over gun violence continues to intensify around the country. another somber occasion in what's been an extraordinarily somber week. >> for me it doesn't even feel like a week. >> no. and you can imagine in newtown, it doesn't feel anything like christmas should feel. just horribly sad. we'll bring you the latest coming up in a second. >>> also this morning, the people who are insisting that the end of the world is happening today, all this talk abou
mitigating potential hazards. >> reporter: one arborists returned from new york city where he been working on the mess left by superstorm sandy. he's been out here for a few days dealing with the problems, he's going back to new york city today because the cleanup continues back there. in the bay area, water coming up here, trees coming down, 900 people without power in san rafael. that's the story so far the heaviest rain still on the way. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road today. a section of that road collapsed. vine hill road is an escape route for santa cruz in case of an emergency he advantage . fixing the road will take one month. -- >>> in san francisco the department of public works preparing for more rain. crews answered 40 calls to clear trees and branches from the streets during last sunday's storm. they've been checking out vulnerable trees. dpw is offering free sandbags. stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage, you can track the storm any time with live doppler 7 hd at abc7news.com. if
've had an inch of rain so far in the new york city area. another half-inch of rain coming. 45-mile-per-hour, 50-mile-per-hour winds. take a look at the damage that came in with the winds. four stories' worth of scaffolding collapsing. just one of the scaffolding collapses that we have seen in new york. "gma" storm site radar will show you there's plenty left in this storm, still plenty of rain from washington, d.c. to boston today. and plenty of snow in the back end behind it. we use this model to show us where the worst winds will be. what you need to look at is the red arrows. and those red arrows go from the boston area, north into maine, all the way to atlanta. this storm has big snowfall totals, big-time. 20 inches of snow coming down in some locations. and one of those places, williamsburg, iowa, picked up a good, heavy snowstorm and a blizzard. our ginger zee is right there. good morning, ginger. >> sam, we're tried desperately to get to chicago, just couldn't do it. i-80 kept shutting down. you can see why. this is what litters the side of the highway everywhere. trucks, se
that caused all that unhappiness -- but it ripped scaffolding in new york city today, rocked rough waves across the great lakes, and left far from perfect roads for the 83 million expected to hit them this weekend. we took an icy drive from des moines to chicago. we're going east on i-80, going only 20 miles per hour. it's a full ice rink, even though the skies are completely blue and look at the westbound lanes. they've been like that for about a half mile. we don't know how long that goes. there are new weather woes on the west coast too. heavy rain drenching the pacific northwest causing landslides in oregon, and shutting down rail service in parts of washington state after 11 landslides in three days. the weather this weekend is a whole lot quieter, so good news, aside from the storm in the west. next question, who gets a white christmas? look at this map. the rockies, the plains, where we had the blizzard, plenty of cold to keep the snow there and northeast and new england could see a little fresh white, at least in some parts. cynthia? >> thank you, ginger. >>> we move on to a somb
. all right. boomie aglietti is our champion. met an attractive swiss girl in new york city. didn't gename, but intelligent young fellow that he is, did what to try and track her down? so i went back to the lobby of the dorm where she lived and i kind of snuck my way in through the--through the guards, and i posted a sign that said, "missing--beautiful french, uh, beautiful swiss girl" in french. and, uh, i left kind of a dummy e-mail address just in case she happened to see it, and she did respond. and then some--for some reason, i moved out of new york. so i don't know why. you're a writer. yeah. yeah. great beginning, lousy ending. terrible, terrible. okay, maas we continue. uh, entertainer's twitter bio for $200, please. first clue in the category... who is charlie sheen? twitter bios for $400. and that's the great humor of jimmy fallon. silas, go again. rtainer's bios for $600. who is o'brien? conan o'brien, yes. twitter for $800. who is kathy griffin? finish the category. who is kim kardashian? pastimes for $200. what is pez? uh, pastimes for $400. take a page from this past
from daily city is dead from a grizzly traffic accident that took the life of a woman from glendale. the two died last night in pasadena after an suv running from police blew through a red light and smashed into the mini-van they were riding in. two adults and a teenager from daily city in the -- daly mini-van were injured. all of those in the suv were arrested and being charged with murder.>>> well, while >>> well, while you are out taking advantage of holiday sales, thieves are hitting the malls in large numbers too. they take full advantage of crowded stories during the holiday season, but three days before christmas police nabbed a group of shoplifters caught on video. you talk about outrageous, watch this. it is from alan wang. >> police say if you look closely the a these women, their bags were completely empty when they entered the gymboree store in laurel heights. >> and then they fill it up in the store and then they run outside the store and make away with the merchandise. >> they were arrested after police say they stole from the gymboree and then walked a few doors down
leading to major airport delays in cities like cleveland, detroit, st. louis and chicago's o'hare. where santa arrived early today, hoping to give travelers big and small the gift of patience. >> ho, ho, ho! >> thank you, merry christmas! >> merry christmas! >> reporter: and tonight here at o'hare, things are moving smoothly for the last minute travelers trying to make it home on time for christmas. the big question remains, what will they face on the way back? dan? >> alex, thank you. >>> joining me now, meteorologist lee goldberg of our new york city station, wabc. thanks for coming in. so, you've got actually three storms you're looking at right now. >> a real mine field for the next week or so. the first storm on the map is a weak storm coming up the coast right now. that's going to be rain for the coast. there could be some one to three-inch amounts along i-90, i-84 in the northeast. maybe a coating, outside of new york city for a white christmas. more likely the northwest suburbs. number two is the big problem. >> so, really big, this problem. and it starts down south. >> yes, we k
cities tonight. among them, indianapolis, little rock, which got the most christmas snow since 1926. and syracuse, new york, with nearly a foot of snow and counting in some areas. and that's where we begin here tonight, with abc's john schriffen leading us off. >> reporter: whiteout conditions in ohio. power poles snapped like twigs in arkansas. and this pickup truck in southern illinois, struggling just to clear a path. the winter blast, now accounting for 15 deaths. most of them on the nation's roads, where black ice led to accident after accident. >> i lost count of the number of cars i've seen in the ditch. i saw a jackknifed tractor trailer. i saw a horse trailer that was turned over. >> reporter: today, the northeast was digging out. this man spent hours trying to rescue his car here in syracuse. what is it like dealing with this much snow? >> a lot of agony. a lot of back breaking. >> reporter: mother nature is also wreaking havoc in the skies. today alone, close to 700 flights were canceled. in the past 48 hours? nearly 3,000. on new york's long island, this southwest airlin
, and tonight, juju chang in new york city, this is "nightline," december 12th, 2012. >>> good evening to you. i'm juju chang. tonight, a baffling portrait is emerging of that mass shooter in oregon who opened fire on a crowd shopping for some holiday cheer. this year, there's been a disturbing number of mass shootings, and investigators say while copycats may be inspired, each shooter has a distinct and chilling back story. we interviewed the 22-year-old's ex-girlfriend, who calls it mind boggling. >> reporter: chaos amidst the christmas mall rush. lines of shoppers, even children could be seen streaming out with their hands up while a gunman was still inside, announcing from behind a mask, "i am the shooter." a day later, a view of the suspect is now coming into focus. police say 22-year-old jacob tyler roberts was the masked gunman, a young man with no history of serious trouble, who allegedly stole an assault rifle from an acquaintance and set off alone on a deadly rampage. >> we do not understand the motive of this attack, except to say that there's no apparent relationship between the susp
of abc news with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city. this is a special edition of "nightline." tragedy at sandy hook. the search for solutions. >> good evening. i'm cynthia mcfadden. at 9:30 this morning, church bells across america rang out in a moment of national silence. one chime for each victim of the tragedy that struck newtown, connecticut, one week ago. yet even as this nation comes together to mourn, we remain deeply divided. all weeknight line has dedicated our broadcast to examining the complex relationship between america and its guns. tonight the most divisive day yet. here's my coanchor, terry moran. >> reporter: in newtown this morning, silence, one week after the children screaming and the madman shooting. sigh length across the country. silence in the oval office. and that ancient marker of mourning and remembrance, church bells. [ bells tolling ] >> reporter: the pain is still raw, the horror still fresh. but in washington the debate is already beginning and today a key voice, a powerful voice was at last heard. >> the national rifle associatio
's day. only for a high. new york city by that time, mid week, below freezing too. then look at one more thing, new year's eve. new year's eve forecast. atlanta 47, look at new york, times square 35. chicago will be around 24. rain and snow only in the northern arkansas, southern missouri area. >> for people in times square, not so bad. >> right. >> okay, thanks. >>> we learned of tense moments from the plane crash in moscow. we learned a fifth person has died. kirit radia with the pictures this evening. >> reporter: the terrifying moment of impact was captured on a car's dashboard camera. watch as the plane slams into the side of the highway sending debris flying, the plane's tire smashing into the car ahead. miraculously, no one on the highway was killed. the russian-made tupolev 204 was trying to land at moscow's vnukovo airport on saturday when it skidded off the runway and crashed into the side of the highway, splintering into three pieces and bursting into flames. the red wings air flight was arriving from the czech republic without any passengers and just eight crew members onboar
valleys fairfield 27, concord 29, livermore 29, 30 palo alto, 29 woodside, redwood city 33 and warmer, 44 in52ñ san francisco, san jose 39°. cold monterey bay mid 30s, 28 inland to gilroy and a little breeze temperatures feel colder bundle up if you are around the monterey bay. increase in clouds through the afternoon. increasing breezes and temperatures today, dry then rain and milder temperatures tonight wet and windy, friday through sunday, high pressure making the storm move slowly and work, noon not much going on, except for mendocino county, steadier rain towards santa rosa by 5:00. moderate rain with yellows and oranges steadier rain along i-80 midnight then across all of our neighborhoods and it is here tomorrow morning for the commute. breezy during the)xó afternoon. fastest winds in the morning. towards saturday 4:00 in the morning another round of moderate rain that will move out by 9:00 and then waves of showers once again as we head into saturday afternoon and evening. rain totals least in the south bay up to an inch q<( to one to two inches around the bay, two to four nor
and the switch. weather-wise, 10 in duluth. the cold temperature in new york city, 30, again it feels like the mid-20s. we're looking at a ball drop temperature of only 35. not a bad year. not like 1917. that was the coldest. it was only one degree then. your local forecast coming up in only 30 seconds. >> all right, thank you, ginger. >>> coming up on "gma," the brand-new 911 call revealing the truth about a 16-year-old's bizarre disappearance. was it all a hoax? >>> also ahead, one wild showdown. two of nature's gentle giants caught on tape. in a vicious fight. >>> and breaking baby news for kanye west and kim kardashian. kanye west and kim kardashian. wears off. been there. tried that. ladybug body milk? no thanks. [ female announcer ] stop searching and start repairing. eucerin professional repair moisturizes while actually repairing very dry skin. it's so powerful you can skip a day... but light enough you won't want to. dermatologist recommended eucerin. the end of trial and error has arrived. try a free sample at eucerinus.com. try our entrees, snacks and new salads. salmon with bas
in the nfl tragedy in kansas city. chiefs linebacker jovan belcher fatally shooting his girlfriend and then taking his own life. just 24 hours later, the team finding the strength to get back on the field. abc's john schriffen is in kansas city with the latest on this story. john, good morning to you. >> reporter: elizabeth good morning. chiefs' head coach romeo crennel said overnight he made the decision to play the game to help his players take their minds off their, quote, misery for a few hours. but this morning, police and nfl players and friends try to figure out why belcher took his life so violently. abc news has learned he regularly visited gun ranges. and had multiple weapons in his home. abc news has learned that kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher not only owned guns but he and his girlfriend kasandra perkins used them recreationally. >> i knew before she was pregnant that they liked to go to the gun range and shoot. and that it was a lot of fun for both of them. >> reporter: police said belcher turned one of those guns on perkins, reportedly nine times at the h
. even though there's scattered showers in new york city this morning, you'll get up to 61 and even warmer in new york. 73 in washington, d.c. 70 in atlanta. there could be records in dallas. in houston. and also looking at austin. atlanta could be near a record today, as well. so big heat, and we'll talk about the rest of america's weather when we come back in the next half hour. d >>> and coming up, just in time. the astonishing moment caught on tape when were police surround a suspicious car. finding a young kidnap victim inside. >>> also ahead, a bizarre twist in that florida lottery murder trial. how the defendant tried to convince the victim's family he was still alive. >>> and more from london. lara spencer and mom-to-be, kate middleton. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. s
zero visibility. in utah, search and rescue teams were called to an avalanche near park city, but searchers say no one was trapped. >> one cancellation, two delays. missed one plane by three minutes. >> reporter: as holiday travel gets under way, more than a foot of snow is expected to blanket cities like des moines and green bay. >> a lot of unexpected wind and a lot of snow. but it's nice out here right now. >> reporter: up and down the west coast, it's cleanup time. wild wind storms took out huge trees from washington to southern california. garcon martinez was in this truck. he's lucky to be alive. >> i seen it was pretty windy and my truck was rattling a little bit. but i never expected a tree to fall on me. >> reporter: high winds knocked out power at the happiest place on earth, putting disneyland in the dark as the cold moved in. should we blame you for this? >> you're going to blame santa this close to christmas? where is my naughty list? >> reporter: the storm is now headed east, and places like chicago, which hasn't seen a significant snowstorm yet this season, is
news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 4th, 2012. >>> and good evening. i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, we begin with the murder trial illustrating that luck can be a fickle thing indeed. when a florida man won a multimillion-dollar lottery jackpot, he didn't realize he may well have been setting off a bizarre chain of events that would end with his murder. here's abc's linsey davis for our series, "crime and punishment." >> reporter: abraham shakespeare probably thought he was the luckiest man in the world when he won $30 million in the florida lottery in november of 2006. but his luck would change in a horrific way. and now, this woman, doris dee dee moore, is on trial for his murder. moore sobbed in court today, after jurors listened to audio recordings of her allegedly agreeing to a scheme in which another man would take the blame for shakespeare's death. it was the latest bombshell in a scandalous trial. >> there was a person he knew who was willing to take the rap for his disappearance, for what i think reports say is
. the president then spoke. >> there have been almost daily reports of victims, in small towns and big cities across america. vick chims whose much of time, their only fault was being in the wrong place at the wrong time. we can't tolerate this anymore. >> as the president read the first name of each young vick testimony out loud, there were audible sobs and cries. >>> a first grader from sandy hook is the sole survivor from her class. >> she had to play dead before she could get away. >> lara spencer spoke with the pastor counseling the girl's family. >> you have a parishoner who was there. >> she ran out of the billing covered in blood from head to toe, and the first words to her mom were, mommy, i'm okay, but all of my friends are dead. >> was she the only clild in that class who survived? >> yes. of those left in the classroom, she was the lone survivor. >> what did she tell her mom? what did she see in there? >> she saw someone she felt was angry and somebody she felt was very mad. >> how, at 6 1/2 years old, can you be that smart, that brave? >> think it's impossible outside of divine i
, there's a company in salt lake city called amendment two, and they manufacture what's body armor for kids, these bullet proof backpacks that they can wear to school. >> i can't believe we're there. >> they said we've sold in the past week what they usually sell in a month. think about that. we'll be back in a moment. [ female announcer ] think coarse facial hair removal has to be painful? challenge that with new olay facial hair removal duo. a two-step process that removes even coarse, stubborn facial hair gently. plenty of gain, without all that pain... with olay. look at these teeth! they're made for meat! [ cat 2 ] do i look like i'm stalking plants? [ male announcer ] most dry foods add plant protein, like gluten but iams never adds gluten. iams adds 50% more animal protein, [ cat 3 ] look at this body! under this shiny coat is a lean, mean purring machine [ cat 4 ] i am too! hahahaha! [ male announcer ] iams. with 50% more animal protein. [ cat 5 ] yum! [ cat 1 ] i'm an iams cat. feed me what i'm born to eat. meow. ♪ >>> being a reporter sometimes means being places where
coming up. >>> meantime, it feels like spring here in new york city. that's about to change, too. >>> christmas cheer in washington interruptedly controversy. superstar singer psy's explosive onstage rants against americans, happened before he made it big here with "gangnam style." >>> we showed you our trip to robin's. we're heading back. revealing our traditions now at robin's home for christmas. what a visit it was. >>> we begin with the australian z deejays speaking out for the first time. cecilia vega is in sydney with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. they say this was supposed to be a simple, harmless prank that lasted no more than 30 seconds. they thought they would be hung up on immediately. we all know that is far from what happened. >> personally i'm -- >> reporter: the two australian deejays behind the phony phone call came out of hiding overnight. offering a tearful apology to the family of the nurse. >> shattered, gutted, heart broken. incredibly sorry for this situation and what's happened. >> there's not a minute that goes by that
how some cities are arming teachers. while many parents are taking safety into their own hands by buying bullet-resistant backpacks for their children. >> there's a lot of fear out there. there is a lot of fear. >> nothing shows it more than that. >>> let's get to the breaking developments on the extreme weather battering much of the country. there's reports of damaging tornados in the south? >> yeah, everything you're going to see, elizabeth, is coming from one storm system. from those dust storms in texas, to the severe warnings in seven states. let's take the ones that are immediate right now. the biggest danger from the severe storm reports. we have multiple tornado warnings popping up right now in alabama and louisiana. we had reports of folks trapped in mobile and damage in the storms popping up as we speak right now in all of those storm zones. this is where the storms are likely to be strongest today. this storm system has a big snowmaking low to the north. but a cold front to the south. jacksonville, to atlanta to charleston to raleigh. this is where the strong storms,
exclusively to abc's matt guttmann in guatemala city. >> reporter: after weeks on the lam, software security pioneer, john mcafee has resurfaced in guatemala. where we caught up with him. awe how have you been? [ indiscernible ] an internet legend his name pops up when many open their computer. at one point he was worth $100 million. but in 2009, mcafee took his money and moved to tropical belize, living an eccentric lifestyle on this ocean front compound. then three weeks ago his next door neighbor turned up dead. who do you think killed greg faull? >> how would i know? how would i know? >> reporter: police want him for questioning but the 67-year-old mogul went on the run. for weeks he and his 20-year-old girlfriend lived in closets and even burying himself in the sand and he had disguises. >> i had a cane. i was walking like this. i had my jaw stuffed with toilet paper. >> reporter: but his behavior in hiding quickly brought worldwide attention to him and his sanity. all the while he kept contact with some reporters. >> if i were a mad man -- how could i -- >> reporter: mcafee told abc ne
: the rebels have taken the fight to syria's biggest cities, battling assad's strong holds, his palace in damascus, while fighters have overrun one of the largest military bases outside the city of aleppo. american officials fear the likelihood of assad using chemical weapons is rising. they say they have proof they've been prepared. we went to meet a man who shares those fears. driving along a dark back country road near turkey's border with syria. he told us that until 2008, he was a chief of staff in the chemical weapons program. he said he worked on the defense side, in charge of preparing troops for dealing with attacks and safety equipment. what specific chemical weapons does the assad regime have? he said they have mustard gas, along with a highly toxic nerve agent, vx, sarin and tabun. the regime has started to fall and deteriorate, he argues. it's highly possible assad will start using chemical weapons to kill his own people. >> i think it's a last-ditch effort and one they don't want to use but are considering it. >> reporter: if the regime crumbles, the u.s. fears the weapon
of the national rifle association, and new york city michael bloomberg standing with victims of gun violence, there is one issue to confront -- access to guns. >> this is just ridiculous. this is an outrage. we are killing each other. and we're the only industrialized country in the world doing it. >> reporter: proposals being pushed in congress include reinstating the ban on certain types of semiautomatic rifles, which expired in 2004. and banning high capacity magazines. even some gun stalwarts such as west virginia democratic senator joe manchin sounded a bit more compromising. >> i don't know anyone in the sporting or hunting arena that goes out with an assault rifle. i don't know anybody that needs 30 rounds in a clip to go hunting. >> reporter: white house officials say the president does not only view this tragedy through the lens of access to guns, but education and a violent popular culture. while the president has occasionally talked about gun control -- >> weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters don't belong on the streets. >> reporter: action is a different matter
a very hard line in the talks. >>> there's growing outage here in new york city over a front-page photo from "the new york post" yesterday. this man has just fallen down on the tracks. is just seconds away from a subway train hitting and killing him. many people upset why the photographer was taking the picture and not helping the man. this morning, he's talking out, justifying why he took the photo. and why so many other folks were running away. there's nobody there trying to help him off the tracks. >> he says he was trying to help. we're going to get into that. >>> also, you guys over there took advantage of the spring weather yesterday. >> yes, we did. we needed a walk. but more importantly, we needed to see our old pal, robin. we got to walk through the riverside park, as the sun was setting on a beautiful day in manhattan. it's always the case. she's always the -- >> she looks fantastic. >> she is the best medicine for us. it was amazing. >> and let me tell you, only one of us felt good enough to keep pushing the speed of the walk. >> it's true. it's true. >> her smile is great. >
is best circumstances. can be tricky. get a load of this. hundreds of workers at new york city jfk airport threatening to go on strike on december 20th. these are the security guards. none at the checkpoint. but they direct traffic, make sure the gates are secure. it could add to the chaos of travelers will feel over a busy holiday. planes will be packed. the airline trade group says 85% to 90% of the seats will be filled. and the holiday trip will cost you more than last year, 9% more, according to travelocity. nonstop prices are nearly double than what they were at the beginning of december. >> the average price is over $400 round-trip. that's a big bite out of someone's wallet, especially if you multiply that across several family members. >> reporter: if you're still on the fence about whether to take that christmas flight, decide fast. >> the time to book was weeks ago. but if you haven't booked yet, you have to pull the trigger right now. prices are going up, not every day, but every hour you wait. >> reporter: looking for cheaper fares, travelocity says your best bet is christmas ev
the young people's chorus of new york city lifting their voices to honor those who lost their lives in the sandy hook elementary school shootings. josh and george? >> what a remarkable moment it was, elizabeth. >>> we begin with president obama ps emotional visit here last night. the president meeting with the families devastated by the tragedy and delivering a powerful speech as he paid tribute to the victims. the president was greeted with a standing ovation as he entered the high school auditorium, filled with grieving community members. many of them surviving sandy hook school children, clutching their stuffed animals. >> all across this land of ours, we have wept with you. newtown, you are not alone. >> reporter: the service got under way nearly an hour late as the president first met privately with family members of those killed, including the infant granddaughter of dawn hochsprung. >> we say we're truly doing enough to give all the children of the country the chance they deserve to live out their lives in happiness and with purpose. we're not doing enough. and we will have t
york city where the doctors and the nurses were waiting for patients who never came. and that's what we're seeing here. >> n.j., i know that you're reporting 24 hours now for channel 7 here in new york. we appreciate you taking time to talk with us. for those of you who are watching from other parts of the country, an idea of where this school is, it's newtown, connecticut, 60 miles northeast of new york city, a 45-minute drive or an hour at the most if traffic is good. as we pull out, you can see the town. that's the hospital where n.j. was reporting just moments ago. not far from the school. when the initial call went out, they thought they would be treating a lot of injuries. so far, only three people have been brought to the hospital and while you don't want anyone end up in the hospital, the hope as this began unfold, the hope that many made it to the hospital. the number is simply staggering. at least 27 dead. that's the latest number that we have. we know many of them are children. we know parents are on the scene. most of the parents whose children made it out have already been
. rock 'n' roll greats from across the pond. and some homegrown talent, as well. my city of ruin come on, rise up ♪ >> reporter: it began fittingly, with bruce springsteen, singing once again about loss, longing and hope, along jersey's battered shore. ♪ new york concrete jungle where dreams are made of ♪ >> reporter: more than five hours later, it ended with alicia keys, and a stage full of first responders. in a night that combined music of the east. and west. and kanye. ♪ we made it through the hurricane ♪ ♪ live and let die >> reporter: at 1:00 a.m., 70-year-old sir paul mccartney was tearing it up. once as the new left-handed frontman, the surviving members of the late kurt cobain's band nirvana. rock royalty was in the house. ♪ you got me rockin' ♪ you can run you can run ♪ i used to rule the world >> reporter: chris martin of coldplay, charmed with a solo "viva la vida." and billy joel represented his native long island. ♪ that's what it's all about ♪ momma, if that's moving up then i'm moving out ♪ >> reporter: the concert seemed to earn the note of tri
snow in the cascades. and sierra nevada. >> 40s from seattle to san francisco, 20s from the twin cities to kansas city. and 30s for the midwest and northeast. >>> moving to the other big story, president obama and top lawmakers meet at the white house today on the fiscal cliff. whether they'll be able to reach a compromise is still an open question, but just in case, speaker john boehner has called house members to a rare sunday session. here's abc's jonathan karl with more. >> reporter: president obama cut short his hawaiian vacation, rushing back to washington where storm clouds, real storm clouds are gathering over the capitol. instead of deal making, it's name calling. the top democrat in the senate, accusing the republican speaker of the house of running a dictatorship. they say they haven't given up, but it sounds that way. >> i don't know time wise how it can happen now. >> here we are, once again, at the end of the year, staring at a crisis we should have dealt with literally months ago. >> reporter: without an agreement soon, nearly everybody takes a hit. a schoolteacher with t
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